Monday, August 07, 2006

Finished Jaywalkers

I finished the Jaywalkers last night. They are the first pair of socks that I made that fit perfectly. I couldn't wear them for very long as it is extemely warm and humid here. Nothing compared to weeks past, but it is definately bare foot weather!


I think my next pair will be with the Trekking XXL. I know we don't have it in the shop, but I feel that I have to give it a test drive and see what all the hype has been about. I am going to Portugal next week, so I can take them on a 'trek along'. Debating on what to do with them. I hate the idea of doing a sock entirely in rib, but I think due to the nature of the yarn, it should be simple. Maybe an interesting rib at the top, then just stockinette. I have to give it a think. I am loving the magic loop thing, and got several sizes that are unavailable here while I was in CT, so might have to give those a go as well.

I have yet to do anymore work on the silk vee. I have to get back to that one. I am awaiting the arrival of the new Interweave Knits, which I have been told will be here next week. Vogue Knitting is also due in at the end of the month, and I heard that there is a great pattern by Cat Bordhi for socks. I am also pondering a lace project. I have never really tried it, but am having trouble finding a pattern that I think I would actually wear. I think I would prefer something more along the lines of a rectangle. Will have to scour the books in the shop tomorrow.

Here is a really interesting project that Mary Lou did with the Feza. I was really chuffed that she dedicated a post on her blog to me. I also love the mobius! She told me that she has a different way of casting it on that isn't as hard on the wrists. We may have to get her into the shop to teach a workshop on that one!

I was going through the photos of the trip, and found this one. It makes me want to go back to the beach. I'll leave you with this one, how relaxing!

Beach Sunset


Steph said...

Beautiful socks.. beautiful view!

ruthieknits said...

Love your Jaywalkers! Isn't it a great pattern! I love mine...Ruth in NJ

Dawn said...

That is the best color combination I've seen for the Jaywalkers! It worked well with the pattern!

sharon said...

Very, very nice. :)

ra said...

that's great yarn for the Jaywalkers, lovely colour and it shows the pattern so well too.

Don't forget to send a picture to Grumperina to add to her gallery. It's amazing!

Jen said...

Your socks are beautiful! Makes me want to knit another pair of Jaywalkers :) The colorway is gorgeous.